Explore a career in the care workforce
The Australian Government offers many resources that may support you in starting out or building a career in the care workforce.
You may be just the right person the care workforce is looking for
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s Job Outlook website provides an overview of the career opportunities available in the care and support sectors. The website includes information on the skills and knowledge required to work in the sector, and the pathways available.
- Learn more about working as a disability services officer here
- Learn more about working as an aged and disability carer here
- Learn more about working as a community worker here
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s JobSearch website provides information on working in the disability and aged care sector. The website offers case studies, stories from employees already working in the sector and information on how to find a job in the sector. There is also a quiz to help individuals decide whether a career in disability and aged care is a good fit for them.
The CareCareers website provides information for people looking to understand more about the disability sector. The website provides an overview of the sector and information on what work within the sector looks like, including the various jobs and opportunities available.
- For an overview of what the disability sector is see here
- To hear about people’s experience working in the disability sector see here
- To understand the different roles within the disability sector see here
- To learn about who is suited to work in the disability sector see here
Unsure of what role you would like to have within the disability and aged care sectors? CareCareers has developed a free quiz to help users decide which jobs they are best suited for within the sector.
Are you interested in a career in aged and community care?
- Watch this video to hear from people who are working in the sector and learn about the different jobs and opportunities available
- Watch this video to hear from someone who works in the aged care sector
- Watch this video to learn about the day in the life of an aged care worker
- Watch this video to learn whether a role in the aged care and community services sector is right for you
You may already have the right skills
The care workforce requires a broad set of skills and you may already have them.
Check out the Australian Government's myskills site to see detailed information on occupations in demand in health and community services and relevant courses and skills.
Are you currently working as an allied health professional and interested in expanding your work to other sectors? Working in disability and aged care is a great way to expand your experience and work with new clients.
- Learn more about working an as allied health professional in the disability sector here
- Learn more about working an as allied health professional in the aged care sector here
Search for jobs and get started
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s Jobs Hub provides information on the roles and career opportunities available in the aged care and disability services sector. The Hub also includes information on applying for jobs within the sector.
The Skillsroad website offers information on what to expect when working in the disability sector, including video resources, job vacancies and relevant Vocational and Education Training (VET) opportunities.
Helpful resources to grow your skills
The Australian Government’s My Skills website provides an opportunity for individuals looking to expand their skills through training.
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has developed training for NDIS workers during COVID-19 including the development of a worker orientation model: ‘Quality, Safety and You.’
National Disability Services (NDS) have created a free resource for people who are new to the sector or already working and looking to take the next step in their career.
Need to practice before attending an interview in the aged care sector?
- Watch this video to practice answering standard interview questions when applying for jobs in aged care
To learn more about applying for jobs in the disability and aged care sectors including how to search for jobs, gain work experience and more, visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s Job Jumpstart Toolbox.
Skills Checkpoint is an Australian Government initiative offering support to employees aged 45-70 in finding a pathway to a new or changed career including how to up-skill for roles they are currently in.